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Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Capstan

 
 
Capstan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
1. Capstan Marker
Inscription.

Deck capstans were used on sailing ships centuries ago to handle anchor lines on the heaviest of the ship's tackle. This cast iron geared capstan was recovered from the sunken schooner Samuel P. Ely at Two Harbors, Minnesota, where the ship sunk in 1896. The big 7-master was built in 1869, salvaged for the museum by Elmer Engman[,] Dave Anderson, John Simenson and Randy Bradford.
 
Location. 46° 46.813′ N, 92° 5.486′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Click for map. Marker is in Canal Park, at the south end of Canal Park Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Modern Ship Anchor (a few steps from this marker); McDougall Patent Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Trotman Folding Stock Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .
Capstan and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
2. Capstan and Marker
Looking southeast toward the Duluth Ship Canal

1. Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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